Speaking on a panel at Nvidia’s “Way its meant to be played” event in Montreal this past weekend John Carmack said that should Microsoft and Sony embrace Mantle it would be “very powerful for AMD”, but should the API be a PC-only affair it would mitigate his interest in it.Full details VR Zone.
“Mantle is unique. AMD has talked many times in the past about doing “close to the metal” architectures, and it only became interesting because of their dual console wins,” Carmack said on stage. “The landscape does matter because they have both major console wins with similar architectures that you can get on the PC.”
“If it was just a way to do, on the PC, lower-level [coding] I couldn’t have cared less.”
John Carmack: AMD Mantle not that interesting anymore
Posted on Tuesday, October 22 2013 @ 11:16 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck